Everton seem successful in fending off interest for their £72k per week man

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The transfer season has kicked up a notch this month and Everton is in the news constantly. The latest rumors indicate that superstar striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin might be staying in town for the long term future.

Calvert-Lewin is a 25-year old English striker who has been rumored to be a target for multiple Premier League clubs and Newcastle United were considered the most interested party. The club looks to bring in a top striker after a poor season putting the ball in the back of the net.

The Magpies only netted 44 goals in their 38 league matches so a big name at the front of their attack could boost the club directly into a top eight finish.

The latest reports indicate that Everton’s asking price for their 25-year old striker is at least £60 million so Newcastle are looking elsewhere. The club has turned its attention to another striker, Alexander Isak, according to Telegraph.

Everton may be successful in fending off interest for Dominic Calvert-Lewin

Isak has a similar price tag to Calvert-Lewin but does not share the injury concerns and is a slightly younger option. Isak has great size at 6’4 and he’s just scratching the surface of his potential since he has yet to turn 23.

Newcastle United’s newfound interest in the 22-year old Swede is great news for the Toffees who hope to keep Calvert-Lewin around for next season. Last year was an off year for Calvert-Lewin since he missed more than half the season with injuries.

When healthy, the English striker netted 29 goals in just two seasons and he still managed to sink five despite his absence last season. The Toffees already parted ways with Richarlison so keeping Calvert-Lewin around could be fundamental to the club’s future.

Time will tell if Newcastle have truly lost interest in Everton’s ace but other teams will likely continue to pursue him. Arsenal, Real Madrid and Manchester United were all linked to Calvert-Lewin this summer but no reports have emerged of any team nearing a deal. Perhaps Everton’s price tag is too high or Calvert-Lewin’s injury history is too risky to pen a deal during the summer months.

Nonetheless, manager Frank Lampard has always voiced unwavering support and shown faith in Calvert-Lewin. With Richarlison gone, the Englishman must be Everton’s unquestionable main and help achieve the side a top half finish.

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